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Food Traditions for a Lucky 2021

Cary, NC — Even though I grew up in the south, I’ve never partaken in the traditional “good luck” New Year’s meal with collard greens, black-eyed peas and other luck and fortune-symbolizing foods.

Though, after the happenings of 2020, this may be the first New Year’s Day I cook up a meal full of good juju.

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Classic Recipes and Traditions of Hanukkah

Cary, NC — For years, At-Large Town Council Member Lori Bush has been a champion for the representation and celebration of the Jewish community in Cary.

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Unique Cocktails for the Whole Holiday Season

Cary, NC – This time of year is packed with different holidays and get-togethers, so mix it up with some seasonally and thematically appropriate cocktails. Here are some ideas for different holidays and occasions. Read more

Chocolate Smiles Prepares for Big Valentine’s Rush

Cary, NC – According to Melanie Williams, owner of Chocolate Smiles in Downtown Cary, there are four major chocolate holidays. Valentine’s Day is one of those days and with the holiday around the corner, the chocolate store is preparing for another surge in customers. Read more

Recipes: Holiday Cocktails for Every Occassion

Cary, NC – The end of the year brings about a lot of holidays, each with their own occasions and needs. Here are some unique cocktail ideas for this time of the year. Read more

Recipe Ideas for Christmas Dinner Main Course

Cary, NC – Whether you’re serving a family of four or the whole clan, we’ve got you covered with a few recipes for every taste. Read more

Recipe: King Cake for Mardi Gras

Cary, NC — I hadn’t heard of the King Cake, a Mardi Gras tradition in New Orelans, until about a month ago. Right away, though, I was intrigued, and who could blame me? A King Cake is sparkly and colorful and comes with a baby baked inside. As a curious person, I had to experience this for myself (and by that I mean bake one). Read more

Recipe: Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day

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Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by Jeffrey W.

Cary, NC – Corned beef and cabbage is a staple of American fare for St. Patrick’s Day. Here are two recipes to celebrate the day. Read more

Recipe: Latkes and Applesauce

Cary, NC – Hanukkah lasts until Sunday – plenty of time to make potato latkes and homemade applesauce. Here are two recipes we’ve published in the past to celebrate the season. All photos by Joey Rozier from the set “Latkes & Applesauce.” Read more

Memorial Day Recipe: Homemade Guacamole

Recipe by Lindsey Chester. Photo by Tina.

Cary, NC – Word is that salsa has overtaken catsup as the most-consumed condiment. After a party I attended last weekend, I’d say guacamole is close behind! Read more